District Attorney Tim Cruz and Lovern J. Gordon, Founder and President of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc., were invited guests on Urban Update with Byron Barnett.
March 11, 2017
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March 11, 2018
An arrest has been made in the 1986 murder of Tracy Gilpin, of Kingston.
61-year-old Michael Hand, of Troutman, North Carolina, was arrested on Saturday night, in North Carolina, by Mass. State Police and local police.
Hand will be brought back to Plymouth County, Massachusetts to face murder charges.
15-year-old Tracy Gilpin was last seen alive leaving a party in Kingston, on October 1, 1986.
Her body was found three weeks later, in the Myles Standish State Forest.
Tracy was the sister of Col. Kerry Gilpin, the superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.
“My family and I would like to thank Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz, the Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, the Kingston and Plymouth Police Departments, police in North Carolina, and all of the investigators who have worked diligently over the last 31 years to solve Tracy’s murder. We are also extremely grateful to the members of the public who have provided information to investigators. For the past three decades, we have remained hopeful that Tracy’s murderer would be identified. The much-welcomed news of an arrest in the case leaves us cautiously optimistic that justice for Tracy is within reach. My thoughts today are not just with my own family, but also with all the families who have lost loved ones to violence. We will continue to work tirelessly to find justice for all murder victims.”
Massachusetts State Police
March 1, 2018
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Plymouth County District Attorney, Tim Cruz, is not happy that a suspect with a record of illegally possessing firearms and impersonating a police officer is out on bail and violating parole.
Plymouth District Attorney, Tim Cruz says Barlow was held without bail since February 16th when Superior Court Judge, who ruled he was no longer a threat and released him under the conditions that he wear a GPS monitor and only leave his residence for medical appointments.
Barlow has violated that parole by visiting shopping centers and a school in Plymouth.
Cruz filed a motion to revoke his bail, but a Superior Court Judge denied it, leaving Cruz no legal recourse.
February 28, 2018
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BROCKTON — Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz is warning local police chiefs to be aware of a Duxbury man who he says visited a Plymouth school while awaiting trial on multiple weapons charges.
Cruz issued the alert Tuesday evening after a superior court judge denied prosecutors’ request to revoke bail for Christoper Barlow, 21, who police say falsely claimed to be a Homeland Security agent and amassed a collection of guns, ammunition, explosives and stolen medical equipment at his family’s Duxbury home. Cruz said at a press conference Wednesday that he issued the alert because he wanted police chiefs to be aware of Barlow’s release, not because Barlow had made a “specific threat.”Read more
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Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz says his office has a commitment to helping abused children and prosecuting the abusers.
D.A. Cruz spoke to Christine James about this in light of several recent disturbing cases that involved children and possible voodoo practices.
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BOSTON -- A new advance in DNA technology called Phenotyping is giving law enforcement a new tool.
Phenotyping allows investigators to produce a life-like image of a suspect, based solely on a DNA sample.
Since the late 1980's, DNA technology has revolutionized the field of forensic science. DNA, found in biological evidence at crime scenes, has helped police break countless cases in a way that was unimaginable a few decades ago by providing a match from a sample to a suspect.Read more
December 15, 2017
On Dec. 11, Judge Jeffrey Locke acquitted three former corrections officers at Bridgewater State Hospital who each faced a manslaughter and civil rights charge in connection with the death of Joshua Messier. (“Judge clears three former guards in death of patient at Bridgewater State Hospital”) The verdict surprised some in the courtroom, but after years of investigating this case, I expected Judge Locke’s verdict would follow the letter of the law.Read more